Brazilian Culture

Anat Cohen - The Israeli Clarinetist and her love for Choro go to the Grammys

Anat Cohen - The Israeli Clarinetist and her love for Choro go to the Grammys Foto: Divulgação

Choro is a popular music genre that was created in the streets of Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century. For its lively melodies, it is still cultivated and appreciated in these Brazilian shores and abroad. It was her love for the genre that paved the way for the the virtuoso clarinetist Anat Cohen's two nominations for the 2018 Grammy Award -- Best Latin Jazz album and the best World Music album.

A celebrated jazz musician, Anat Cohen career in the United States is punctuated by various collaborations with Brazilian artists since 1996, when, as a student at Berklee School of Music, she added pieces by Milton Nascimento and Edu Lobo to her jazz repertoire.

As she wanted to dive deeper in the language of Choro, Cohen came to Brazil and got to meet with great names of the current samba and choro scene in Rio; where she played with Marcello Gonçalves, Hamilton de Holanda and Yamandu Costa.

Anat Cohen is nominated this year for her work with the "Trio Brasileiro" (Douglas Lora, Dudu Maia and Alexandre Lora). Their album "Rosa dos Ventos" was nominated in the Best World Music album. The Best Latin Jazz nomination was earned by the album "Outra Coisa - The Music of Moacir Santos", her work with the guitar player Marcello Gonçalves.

The 60th edition of the Grammy Awards will happen this January 28th at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

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